Pakistan strongly condemns extra-judicial killing of 5 more Kashmiris in IIOJK: FO
The extra-judicial killings were reported in Shopian and Sopore areas of the IIOJK.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned the extrajudicial killing of five more innocent Kashmiris by Indian Occupation Forces in two separate incidents in the last two days.
"These incidents include three killings during an orchestrated cordon-and-search operation in the Nagbal area of Shopian district, while last night a separate fake encounter led to the extra-judicial killing of two more Kashmiris in Sopore area of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)," the Foreign Office statement issued here said.
"In a brazen continuation of atrocities, Indian forces have once again left a trail of blood after carrying-out so-called cordon-and-search operations in the IIOJK. Such operations are nothing but a hideous cover-up for rounding up and gruesomely killing innocent Kashmiris. India has extra-judicially murdered at least 666 Kashmiris since its unilateral and illegal actions of August 5, 2019, including around 144 this year," it added.
"No quantum of brutality would, however, break the will, perseverance and courage of the Kashmiris," the statement stressed.
Pakistan called upon India to immediately cease its systematic campaign of human rights violations in the IIOJK, abjure its policy of state-terrorism, scrap the draconian laws in place in the IIOJK, and let the Kashmiris exercise their legitimate right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UNSC resolution.
"Pakistan also renews its call for an impartial investigation of the relentless killings by the Indian forces in IIOJK, as recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019," the statement concluded.